[photo, Britta Vander Linden, Deputy Chief of Staff, Maryland Office of Governor] BRITTA E. VANDER LINDEN
Deputy Chief of Staff, 2016-17

Deputy Chief of Staff, Office of Governor, December 21, 2016 to September 26, 2017. Responsible for oversight of Secretary of State; Department of Commerce; Department of Labor, Licensing, and Regulation; Governor's Coordinating Offices; Maryland Insurance Administration; Maryland Stadium Authority; and University System of Maryland. Member, Task Force to Study a Promise Scholarship Program in Prince George's County, 2016-17.

Community representative and constituent liaison for U.S. Representative Vito J. Fossella, Jr., 13th Congressional District, New York, 2005-08. District Office liaison for Robert J. Castelli, 89th District, New York Assembly, 2011. Communications Manager, Office of County Executive, Westchester County, New York, 2012-15.

Chief of Staff and Vice-President for Marketing and Communications, Prince George's County Economic Development Corporation, 2015-16.

Director, Office of Partnerships and Program Development, Department of Labor, Licensing, and Regulation, 2017-.

Born in Crofton, Maryland. Attended Arundel High School, Gambrills, Maryland; Towson University, B.S. (theater), cum laude, 1996; Pace University, M.P.A. (public administration), 2014. Professional actress (self-employed), 1996-2001. Executive assistant to Chief Executive Officer, Cowtan & Tout, 2001-05. Communications consultant, Britldea, 2009-11. Account Executive, Nicholas & Lance Communications, 2011-12. Rising Star 40 under Forty, Business Council of Westchester, 2014. Outstanding Advocacy Award on behalf of the Lymphedema Community, Lymphatic Education & Research Network, 2014.

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